Stefano Agostini breaks the spell at GiroBio!

Stefano Agostini breaks the spell at GiroBio!

It 'served a day stratospheric Champion Under 23 Italian, Stefano Agostini, and an uphill finish as spectacular as that of Montecassino to break the spell that over the past two years held Zalf far from the top step of the podium at the GiroBio. The boys Gianni and Luciano Rui Faresin, however, at the end they succeeded, the first stage race victory in the longest and most challenging of the Italian calendar has arrived.

Great satisfaction that has made Agostini scream with joy at the finish line and with him all the staff white-red-green flagship "Today the whole team was fantastic and Stefano has proven to be a true champion Italian, mature, able to make the race from the first to the last mile, "said Luciano Rui after the finish line.

Over 100 km of escape, three races conquered the mountain, three shots decisive placed in the last 8 km climb that served to silence the competition: those impressive numbers that tell the company Stefano Agostini. A pearl that comes in the wake of a Sunday in chiaroscuro that saw Matteo Busato maintain the insignia of the record but showed a fall for Mark Benfield less than three kilometers from the finish when he was ready to contest the sprint, which rewarded Instead Marco Zanotti (Casati).

To complete the feast of Zalf, also came in third place of Enrico Battaglin that had circled in red this stage: for him, o'er the final spectacular comeback that saw him shoot and remove them one by one all the attackers of the day until close a few seconds away from Agostini and Anacona who have played the sprint stage win. Also good tight Matteo Busato, joint 49 "from Agostini's boyfriend Resana (TV) had to give the insignia of leadership but remains in third place just 24" by Cattaneo, new red jersey.

"I'm really happy for this victory," said Agostini on stage "I want to dedicate to the team and my teammates because it is the first stage we run to win a stage win. Matthew and Mark in recent days have been unlucky but it's also thanks to their work today if I could give my best. "

Action, to Agostini, which allowed him also to return in the standings: the flag, in fact, is now eighth to 1'48 "from the top. A handful of positions further back and also Battaglin Bongiorno for a list will change again tomorrow with the fifth stage which will offer the first uphill finish of GiroBio, the way to 2110 meters of Campo Imperatore. Wednesday, however, another important test for the men of the standings with the individual time trial of 12 km from Giulianova to Alba Adriatica.